Whew! What a relief. The Seattle Public Schools aren’t going to charge parents an “administrative fee” for donating money to their children’s schools.
Did you hear about that story? Someone in the school system apparently told parent groups that they might be charged a fee for the paperwork involved in handling money from the PTA and other parent groups.
Turns out, the brouhaha that followed was much ado about nothing. The school board says it knew nothing about the idea. And once parents began voicing their reaction, the central office quickly sent out word that such a fee “was not a productive suggestion.”
Okay. Somebody got ahead of himself (or herself). No big deal. Mistakes happen. Enough said.
And yet . . . I can’t help but think: Given the financial crunch facing so many school districts, perhaps such creativenay, let’s say off-the-wallideas should be given more consideration.
So, trusting the Seattle school board has a sense of humor, I’ll share some of the ideas I’ve pondered in the last few days: